Saturday, December 22, 2012

Jack Reacher (2012): Review

This morning I went with the family to see Jack Reacher.  Jack Reacher, played by Tom Cruise, is an ex-army investigator who drifts around off the grid.  As he states in the movie "it started as an exercise, it became an obsession" for him to roam around where no one can pinpoint him. He surfaces when an ex-soldier is charged with being the sniper who killed five innocent people.  Rosamund Pike plays Helen, the lawyer trying to make sure her client gets a fair trial.  As with all investigator stories, there are a few twist and misdirections as Jack hunts down the individuals who were involved in this set up and frame.
For a investigatory story, this one was fairly predictable and followed the normal process to find those responsible for the set up. It is slightly different because the audience knows, from the beginning, that this was a set up and therefore there is little suspense  as the story pays itself out.
Although the movie had a fairly predictable plot, it was enjoyable to watch and overall keep the pace going. The was good chemistry between Cruise and Pike, this was interesting to watch and their interactions stood out as the best things in the movie.  The action scenes were not too choppy and there were a several humor gags thrown in, which elicited a few giggles.
Overall it was a good but not outstanding action movie.

My Rating: 2

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